Curtis A. Hite, CEO and Chairman of Improving Holdings, LLC. (Improving) graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994 with a B.S. and M.S. in computer science. In early 2007, Curtis was one of several leaders who established the Blue Ocean Group, which quickly acquired a small training company called Improving Enterprises and adopted the Improving name. The company has repeatedly receiving accolades including the Inc500/5000, Dallas 100, and Aggie 100. Furthermore, the company has received recognition from its employees as one of the best work places in Ohio and Texas as noted by the Dallas Morning News, Columbus Business First, Dallas Business Journal, and Texas Monthly.
In 2007 Curtis was honored by the Department of Computer Science as a CSE Distinguished Former Student and later in 2013 he received the inaugural Outstanding Early Professional Achievement Alumni Honor Award from the Dwight Look College of Engineering.